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An Accessibility Programme for Electoral Processes
To make elections more accessible, the programme includes measures such as by placing electoral wards in accessible buildings, providing electoral staff that can communicate in sign-language, electronic voting machines accessible for blind voters, and saving the parking spots closer to the voting facilities for persons with disabilities.
Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, Electoral Justice Accessibility Programme, Brazil
Mystery Clients with disabilities evaluating the accessibility and usability of services
Access Israel, a leading NGO, trains training people with different disabilities to act as ‘mystery shoppers’ to covertly assess the level of accessibility and usability of services. Businesses pay for the service to improve their services, and many use it regularly. By 2021 testing teams had completed more than 300 assessments.
Access Israel, Accessibility Testing and Evaluation by Undercover Clients with Disabilities, Israel
ACCESS AUDITS UNDER THE ACTION PLAN TOWARDS KUALA LUMPUR AS ACCESSIBLE CITY
The Action Plan towards Kuala Lumpur as Accessible City sets out an implementation framework including workshops, access auditing and a holistic focus on all three stages of the construction process: design, construction and post-construction. It highlights three priority areas: legislation, enforcement and monitoring, and awareness rising.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Kuala Lumpur: Enforcing accessibility, Malaysia
A comprehensive strategy to make Office 365 fully accessible
To simplify the utilization for persons with disabilities, Microsoft 365 has been made accessible by including accessible templates, built-in learning tools, intelligent suggestions for image alt-text and an accessibility checker. Office 365 is available for home, business, enterprise and education use including free versions for students and teachers.
Microsoft Corporation, Office 365, United States of America
Accessibility assessments of urban areas using 114 indicators
PPAS AU is a paper-based assessment form to review the level of ease by which persons with disabilities, the elderly, and children can move through public spaces such as a pavements, crossings, and buildings. PPAS AU has been used in six neighbourhoods in and around Montréal since the start of the initiative in 2015.
Logic Society, PPAS AU Audit of Safe Active Pedestrian Potential, Canada
ACCESS CO-ORDINATOR & OFFICER SCHEME AND BARRIER-FREE ACCESS & FACILITIES RETROFITTING PROGRAMME
"Barrier-free Access & Retrofitting of Facilities" is a programme to create a barrier-free environment by enhancing the accessibility of public premises and facilities. "Access Co-ordinator & Access Officer Scheme" establishes gender focal points in each policy bureau and department and in each venue to manage accessibility issues.
Hong Kong, Labour and Welfare Bureau, Hong Kong’s retrofitting programme, China - Hong Kong
Picture galleries providing comprehensive insight into a venue´s accessibility
The Blue Badge Style Access Gallery features images of venues, hotels, and restaurants overlaid with notes on accessibility features. The information can be accessed via an app through the Blue Badge Style website, a British disability organization, or via the venue’s website.
Blue Badge Style, Blue Badge Style Access Gallery, United Kingdom
The 'Accessibility Guide' illustrates low or no-cost solutions for companies to allow persons with disabilities accessibility and employment. It creates inclusive employment policies and promotes inclusive businesses.
The guide offers low to no-cost solutions that give persons with disabilities barrier-free access to the workplace. To generate effective and affordable solutions, employers are trained to interact with the surrounding community and with the persons with disabilities to define and build the accessibility solutions together.
Trust for the Americas, Collected ideas for access to the workplace, Mexico
ECDD provides technical information on accessibility standards to government, non-governmental organisations, universities and the private sector. 12 cities in the country have been assessed so far, based on the 'Guide to Accessible Ethiopia'.
ECDD together with Light for the World Austria provides information on accessibility. In 12 cities in Ethiopia people with disabilities were trained to undertake audits and survey the accessibility of hotels, restaurants, schools and other public facilities. A "Guide to Accessible Ethiopia" has been produced and distributed.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Guidebook on an accessible ethiopia, Ethiopia
Effectively creating accessible buildings in rural, less developed areas
In 2011 the Uva Provincial Council developed a policy to achieve universal inclusion in this district by 2018. The policy is addressing the gaps in accessibility to the built environment as well as targeting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons in a holistic manner and in a way that is feasible within a rural setting.
Uva Provincial Council, Sri Lanka – Uva Provincial Council, Moneragala – Age Friendly & Disabled Friendly City, Sri Lanka